Wearing Handmade: Aran Pullover

Let me admit something. I love looking at sweater patterns. I love researching designers, buying patterns and books. But I have only ever knit a couple of successful sweaters. I have one that currently needs blocking, a small cardigan that ended up too small, and this pullover. 

A couple of years ago, I purchased the Interweave Knits Winter 2014 magazine. There were so many gorgeous sweater patterns, but as soon as I saw the Bread Basket Pullover, I knew I had to tackle it. I had inherited quite a lot of wool yarn around that same time that would make a perfect fisherman's sweater. That was that, and off I went.

This sweater is warm, and I love the texture. It's not the softest wool, but I just wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath and it's completely comfortable. I have not been able to wear it much this winter as it's been rather mild, but I pulled it on this morning. It's just so comfy! Funny story: I tried to take some pictures of it, but my camera died after only five pictures. Oh, well. Here are a couple that I managed to get.